Letter from Diane Regas, President & CEO
For half a century, Trust for Public Land has consistently delivered on our mission to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. In 2022, we connected more people in more places to the outdoors and celebrated some exciting and hard-fought achievements.
With the help of our supporters and advocates, we’re advancing our mission across the country—protecting important landscapes such as the L Bar property in New Mexico, which secured 54,000 acres for public recreation. It will also preserve sacred sites for more than 30 tribal communities. And we’re creating high-quality green spaces such as Colorado Springs’ new 13-acre Panorama Park, which provides nearby residents with the benefits of close-to-home park access for exercise and relaxation. And Georgia’s 100-mile Chattahoochee RiverLands project will connect 19 cities and 1 million people to trails, parks, and camping grounds along the river as a new defining public space for Atlanta’s metro area.
And I’m proud of the work we’ve done in southern California to protect space for millions of residents—many from underserved communities—with the Frank and Joan Randall Preserve in Orange County and Deer Creek Beach in Ventura County. Protecting landscapes like these helps to close our country’s park equity gap and ensures people who most need it will have access to outdoor recreation opportunities.
We know land has meaning. It holds the stories of our past, and it connects us to the world and to each other. As we head into our 50th year, I’m excited about the work of our Black History and Culture program to create, protect, and activate more places like Nicodemus, Kansas, a town founded by 300 newly freed Black Americans in 1877. And I’m eager for the work ahead with the Interior Department’s Bureau of Indian Education on our new Tribal Community Schoolyard Pilot Program that will create more schoolyards like the one in Chiloquin, Oregon, that provide safe outdoor spaces to exercise and play while also reflecting and honoring the history and culture of the people who use it.
As we celebrate our 50th anniversary year in 2023, we also celebrate the people who have made this good work possible. Thank you. With your continued support, we will make our society healthier and more equitable by accelerating our mission to connect everyone to the outdoors.
President & CEO
Trust for Public Land
Our Impact in 2022
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From Maine to Hawai‘i, we are so grateful for the 246 on our 14 Advisory Boards and 4 Next Gen Councils who provided invaluable support and counsel in 2022.
California Advisory Board
Chicago Advisory Board
Colorado & Southwest Advisory Board
Connecticut Advisory Board
Georgia Advisory Board
Hawai‘i Advisory Board
Minnesota Advisory Board
New England Advisory Board
New Jersey Advisory Board
New York Advisory Board
Northwest Advisory Board
Northern Rockies Advisory Board
Ohio Advisory Board
Texas Advisory Board
The condensed consolidated financial information as of and for the years ended June 30, 2022, has been derived from Trust for Public Land’s 2022 consolidated financial statements, audited by Hood & Strong, LLP. The condensed consolidated financial information should be read in conjunction with the 2022 audited consolidated financial statements and related notes. To obtain copies of Trust for Public Land’s complete 2022 audited consolidated financial statements, please contact our National Office in San Francisco.